- Author Bio
Hello! Justice League here. Ask us anything!
Does Superman ever make mistakes? Does Wonder Woman have to listen to her parents? Does Aquaman smell like fish? The greatest heroes in the DC Comics Universe, the Justice League, answer mail from their biggest fans—kids!
From New York Times bestselling author of TombQuest, Michael Northrop, comes a new middle grade graphic novel series where iconic heroes are asked questions both big and small and, when they’re not busy saving the world, the Justice League even finds time to respond. Their honest and humorous answers will surprise and delight readers of any age, as it turns out that being a superhero is not too different from being a kid.
Full of feats, follies, and colorful illustrations by Gustavo Duarte, Dear Justice League gives readers the inside scoop into everyday heroics, no matter who wears the cape!
Featured launch title for DC Books for Young Readers, a new line of original graphic novels for young readers
Easy jumping-on point for readers, no prior knowledge of comics necessary
Includes an all-star and diverse array of characters, including Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg, Hawkgirl, and Green Lantern!
Middle-grade original graphic novels have been on the rise in popularity and sales, and this fills a gap in DC’s offering to this category
Michael Northrop is a New York Times bestselling author, best known for his Tombquest series from Scholastic
Features the Justice League in a down-to-earth perspective - - making the characters easier to identify with for young readers
For ages 6-9
Marketing: Featured launch title for DC Books for Young Readers
Extensive marketing budget for the launch of DC Books for Young Readers
Feature title at ALA Midwinter 2019 and ALA Annual 2019
Physical galleys made available for libraries, independent bookstores and retailers
Galley mailing January 2019
Sales kit mailing January 2019
National signing events
Digital galleys available on Edelweiss and NetGalley January 2019
In-book advertising and national print and online advertising: Facebook, Goodreads, Library Journal, Shelf Awareness
Ingram and Baker & Taylor graphic novel supplements
Promotion on dccomics.com; goodreads.com
Promotion through DC Comics social media (Facebook, Twitter, blogs)
E-blasts with links to digital galleys sent to bookstores, libraries and media
Excerpts made available on DOGOBooks
Goodreads and Shelf Awareness giveaways
Promotional co-op allowance
Promotional posters available
Publicity: National Media Campaign including National Public Radio and national print features and review coverage.
Extensive online support including EW, USA Today, Pop Matters, Ain’t It Cool News, IGN, CBR, Comicvine, Newsarama and various comic book blogs and pop culture sites.
Trade review campaign including Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Library Journal, and Horn Book Review
Author Website: michaelnorthrop.net/
Author Social Media: @mdnorthrop
“A clever idea, smartly executed.” –NPR
“The heroes we love are more lovable than ever in this clever, laugh-out-loud funny and action-packed adventure. Dear Justice League definitely does the JLA justice!” —Jerry Craft, author of New Kid
”Dear Justice League really surprised me. That was a level of clever I haven’t seen in comics in a long time.“—Tom Angleberger, author of the Origami Yoda series
”Northrop’s freewheeling tenor captures the fun in each situation but allows them to humanize the heroes as well, poking humorous holes in the likes of Batman’s foreboding manner and Aquaman’s swaggering braggadocio. Duarte matches this sensibility with heroically gleaming figures whose characteristics are amusingly exaggerated just enough to pull them a little closer to earth.“ —Booklist
“This new book, written by Michael Northrop with illustrations by Gustavo Duarte, looks and reads fantastically. I cannot wait to get this for my daughter.” –Nerd-O-Rama
“Dear Abby” meets the DC universe. Young superhero fans and reluctant readers will devour this sweet and funny graphic novel.” –School Library Journal